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Crossing Borders: Universal Themes in Children’s Literature


<p>April 17, 2005 | National Museum of the American Indian | New York City<br />
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With Cornelia Funke, Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton, Pat Mora, Kyoko Mori, and Salman Rushdie; moderated by Lois Lowry. <br />
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All books reflect the impact of their authors’ emotional and cultural worlds, but which themes and stories are universal in children&rsquo;s books? A panel of distinguished writers from Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, and the United States discuss their work in fantasy, autobiography, poetry, and realistic fiction.  <br />
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 <strong>LISTEN TO SEGMENTS<br />
</strong>&bull; Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton reads from Facing the Lion<br />
&bull; Cornelia Funke reads from Inkheart<br />
&bull; Q & A</p>

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